UTOPIA ARENA : mixed styles
GODSPEED ARENA : Hardcore,
MALLORCA LEE & DAVID FORBES
BREAKS : Hip Hop, Breaks, Drum n
In 1995 an event was born with an
ideal of a reasonably priced party with a bunch of great local dj's and a vibe
only created by up for it party people. That event was Utopia, and on a cold
night in July of '95 the first Utopia was held. Over the course of the next few
years, the Utopia event grew in size and morfed from an underground party to a
legally promoted event in advertised venues. The step up to these larger legal
warehouse in Homebush brought with it giant crowds, often doubling the amount of
patrons from the previous event. From Utopia 7 to 10 the attendances doubled
each time going from 1800 to 3200 then to 6000 and finally a staggering 10,000
people at Utopia 10 at Wonderland.
Now in 2005 Utopia is known as the leading all night dance party in Sydney, and
is one of the biggest events of it's type in Australia. It's been running 10
years, and that in itself is an outstanding achievement.
It's a milestone that no other Sydney all night party has reached, 10 years of
supplying aboslute killer parties, absolutely brilliant International,
Interstate and Local talent, and absolutely phenomenal productions.
If you thought you'd seen some pretty outraegous Utopia parties over the years,
just wait to see what we have instore for our 10th Birthday. To say you will be
blown away is an understatement. You will in fact be in awe as you enter the
giant main Dome arena, and you will be speechless as a cresendo of the best and
most vibrant techology and music engulf you. This will be easily one of the most
spectacular and moving events of it's kind in Australia. A perfect sympony of
the ultimate in party technology, lasers so bright and colourful, lighting
twirling and spinning and creating rainbows around you, bass oozing through the
floor and up your spine.
Prepare for a Birthday celebration only Powerhouse can dream of and create, you
are about to enter what will be truly be Utopia . . Our 10th Birthday.
KAI TRACID Germany -Tracid Traxxx
Since 1997 Kai Tracid has been a pivotal player in the Worldwide Acid/Trance
scene, producing killer tunes such as 'Trance and Acid', 'Too Many Times' and
'Life Is Too Short', plus being label owner of Tracid Traxx. His love of dj'ing
has seen him grace the main stage of the World's biggest events such as
Gatecrasher, Godskitchen and Europe's biggest dance event Love Parade. Kai's
philosophy and what you can expect from him at Utopia 10th Birthyday is quite
simple . . . "a love of music, a feeling for new musical trends and, above all,
remaining true to oneself."
Prepare for an amazing and almost mystical experience as the leader of the
trance acid genre brings it on at Utopia.
DJ LUNA Netherlands - ID&T / Q-DANCE
DJ Luna was runner up at the Dutch DJ Awards last year, beating well known DJ's
like Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk with only Tiesto ahead of
him. It is fair to say that he is considered to be the most popular DJ of the
world within his genre. That genre is hardstyle, a recently developed style
within the electronic dancemusic that originates from Holland and is
characterized by a mix of hard pounding bass- and kickdrums and energetic
melodies. His career has rocketed mainly by the way he presents himself behind
the decks, his fabulous mixing skills and the total dedication and passion for
Utopia is proud to welcome this magician on the wheels of steel. Welcome to
Sydney Australia, DJ Luna
ROBBIE LONG UK Thin 'n' Crispy
Robbie is A true veteran to UK hardcore. One of the scenes longest standing
producers and easily one of the most skilled DJ's when it comes to tightness,
chopping and scratching on the 1s and 2s. Robbie boasts 11 years of loyalty to
the Uk hardcore scene by kikin'
off his career on the south coasts Interdance. Moving quickly up to events like
Kenetic and Helter Skelter Robbie was fast on the road to success.
Not satisfied with being just a DJ Robbie soon took to production and has graced
the UK's top record labels with Rockin' releases on Next Generation, Blatant
Beatz, Bonkers, Uprising and many more. Now Robbie forms part of the hugely
successful 'Nu Energy Collective' with his Thin n Crispy record label.
His current mission is pushing two styles of hardcore Robbie bangs upfront
Hardcore in the style of his anthems 'PSA' and 'Blow The Roof'
(Which have also been signed to Sharkey's Bonkers mix) He also educates the
scene with his new breakbeat style of hardcore that's sweeping the Uk right now.
Come and witness the scratch master, the hardcore blaster, The main man Robbie
MALLORCA LEE & DAVID FORBES UK - Ultra Sonic/Public Domain /Red Monkey
If you have been lucky to witness the sounds of Ultra-sonic Vs Public Domain at
Utopia, April 2003, then you will understand why they are considered to be the
World's Number 1 hardcore act.
Featuring the awesome mc'ing of
Mallorca Lee and mixing by David Forbes
and true rave anthems such as Obsession, Anniylating Rhythm, Check your Head and
1-2-3-4, the sheer energy of the tunes, and the mayhem created by Mallorca's
stage antics need to be seen to be believed.
Powerhouse Productions are proud to welcome back, on stage, the World's biggest
and Wildest Hardcore group. Tearing through all their classic tunes, Ultra-sonic
will rip the roof off the Utopia main arena.
Do you love your hardcore!
THE PROPHET Germany -Scantraxx
Label called Scantraxx, which has already grown into one of the most cutting
edge labels within the Hardstyle scene. Instrumental within the Hard scene, The
Prophet is one of the original members of the legendary Dreamteam.
Considered a true pioneer of Hardstyle, The Prophet was one of the first DJs to
play Hardstyle records at a HouseQlassics event in Utrecht back in 1999.
The Prophet plays and produces music to make people dance!! So be prepared to
raise the roof when he performs some of his new banging trance beats in the main
arena - an unbelievable performance you are never going to forget.
LADY DANA Netherlands -Danamite Records
Dana van Dreven started DJ-ing in 1993 and since then she has developed her own
style. A style that can best be described as a crossover between different
genres of hard dance music with a rough feminine touch.
In 2004, Dana obtained the 29th position of the famous English MixMag list of
best DJ's in the world. Also, she has been nominated already twice for the TMF
Awards, the Dutch music television channel. In 2004, she ended on 4th place at
these awards. Dana's first record on her label, "Dana - Restyled', was released
in the beginning of 2004 and was very well received by the public, while her
second release, "Dana - Back In Time", is currently storming the charts.
What does Dana say about her first Australia tour - The energy I get
from my fans, I wouldn't miss it for the world!" www.ladydana.com
DJ AMS UK - Nu Energy Collective
AMS - a rising name that has achieved high levels of respect from both the music
Industry and its followers. AMS' Hard Dance and Hardcore production work has
stood out from his career's inception. As well as his Hard Trance, AMS has been
responsible for some of the most talked about productions in the Hardcore Scene.
His latest collaboration with Robbie Long (Feelin' Good) was snapped up for the
11th edition in the Bonkers range. As well as this he has also had 3 other
collaborated tracks (Freedom, Bodygroove and Twist of faith) that appeared on
the previous release 'Bonkers X', not to mention three other tracks (Mind
Control, Where's the party at? and Inverted reality) that made it onto the
series through bonkers 8 & 9.
The talents of AMS stretch much further than being a genius in the studio
however! AMS always provides the right tracks at the right time by reading
crowds and picking the right vibe to create that magic buzz.
An amazingly skilled producer in his own right and an energetic DJ, AMS is a
durable name that will be talked about for years to come.
NIK FISH / NERVOUS / FENIX / WEAVER
/ MATRIX / SUAE
YOSHI / TEAM ROCKET / AMBER SAVAGE / CHESTER / SPELLBOUND / FLIPSIDE / PHASE ONE
/ TOM-E / SCAPE
DUCKIE / MARCOS DAVE PSI / QT / REFLUX / NEO TENG / PH / RITUAL / ELROY
Q45 / MATT / KAYLA / MC LOSTY / MC DESTINY / MC D-TEK
Over the past few years The Sydney Showground has become synonymous with massive
all night Dance Parties, including Utopia, Godspeed, Two Tribes plus the massive
Big Day Out. For Utopia 10th Birthday we are utilising the same massive arena
that is used for the Boiler Room at each years BDO. The monstrous circular arena
comprises a ceiling height of some 20 odd meters, an internal diameter of 89.7m
and a floor size of 7200sqm. What this all means is our main arena alone can
comfortably hold over 10,000 party people, and that's without including the
other arenas or the outdoor areas. To say this is a giant party venue would be
So what can we do with such a large main arena, well its our 10th Birthday so
you've gotta be thinking we're going to pull out all the stops to bring together
the absolute best production, the biggest lasers, the loudest sound and the most
colour lights. We are once again bringing in the creative team from BLM
Productions who will be installing and operating enough equipment to fill a
couple of semi trailers. Just imagine a giant
circular stadium filled to overflowing with giant multi head full colour laser
systems, slamming through the venue with beams and sheets of laser light.
Powerful moving heads of light disperse the wildest rainbow of colours
throughout the pulsating crowd, while goliath size speaker stacks rumble and
vibrate and send shivers down your spine.
This is our 10th Birthday, and we're bringing you our party in one of
Australia's largest entertainment venues. Prepare for blast off as Utopia 10th
Birthday explodes on the Anzac Weekend.
Lighting, lasers, visuals & sound
Over the course of the past 10 years, companies around the world have been
creating newer and better entertainment equipment, products like 360 degree
rotating intelligent, computer controlled lights, high powered, multi mirror
laser systems, and sound cabinets, speaker boxes and bass cones that ever expand
the clarity and sheer volume of the sound they output. With each new invention
or technical advancement,Powerhouse Productions and our key suppliers follow
these improvements with a keen eye. We continually update our equipment hire
list to include these new gadgets, in order to bring our patrons the very best
on offer. We source equipment from around the World and we take on ideas and
solutions from all the wildest parties in most major countries. This is a long
way of saying we offer the absolute best production for our patrons. If you
think you've seen it all before, well think again.
At Utopia 10th Birthday you can expect to see fresh new lights flown in from
distant Countries, amazing new high powered laser systems and sound systems that
would make the World's biggest dance parites green with envy.
Together with all this amazing technology, we add that extra touch, absolutely
mind boggling visual display screens surrounding the main performer console.
These screens bring the main stage to life with footage of the performers, up
close and personal, plus what we believe is the best footage of all, footage of
the crowd going nuts - live and direct on the giant screens.
* Over 40 performers - both local and international acts from across the globe
* Full service alcohol bars for 18+ crowd.
* Huge parking station allowing cheap on-site parking for thousands
* Polite but tight security patrols for your safety
* On-site medical staff and first aid supplied by St. Johns Ambulance
* Various market stalls from across Australia.
* Wild performers such as Stilt walkers, fire breathers and circus acts
* Massive Amusement Areas with Free Rides all night
* Magnificent dιcor displays throughout the venue and on stage
* Chillout area
* Secure onsite Cloak Room